A One-Day Summit for Bay Area Youth Impacted by Incarceration

Project WHAT! (We’re Here and Talking!) invites all Bay Area youth impacted by incarceration to participate in a one-day summit, titled WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Impact Hub Oakland (2323 Broadway).

WHAT WAY? DAT WAY! –designed and led entirely by the Project WHAT! Youth team—will be an opportunity for Bay Area youth interested in activism and advocacy in the fight against mass incarceration to come together to support one another, build community, organize, and learn from each other in a safe and fun environment. The event will take place from 11am-4pm and feature educational workshops, performances, art-making, an open-mic, and much more!

Youth interested in attending the summit can click here to register.


For questions about event sponsorship or donating in-kind, call 510-268-8116 or email Jessie Backer: jbacker@communityworkswest.org.


Project WHAT! Presents: Tre Maison Dasan

Immediately following the summit, Project WHAT! will host a screening of the film Tre Maison Dasan at the New Parkway Theater at 4:15pm. This event will be open to the public, and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Project WHAT!

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers and members of the cast. From the film’s website:

“Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Told directly through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.”

More information about the film can be found at tremaisondasan.com.

Click here to purchase tickets to the screening.


This event is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Akonadi Foundation